Students will study elements of style, rhythm, mechanics, structure, and content in a variety of genres. For each genre covered, students will receive instruction, collaborate with classmates online, submit drafts to their instructor, and receive personalized feedback on ways to improve their writing. Because students will be required to use assigned writing prompts with topics from the Tapestry history component, students are required to either be enrolled in one of our Year 1 History classes, or studying Year 1 Tapestry History at home in order to participate in this writing class.
Typical genres covered in the Year 1 Writing Course: Expository Essay, Analytical Essay, Descriptive Essay, Persuasive Essay, Compare/Contrast Essay, Narrative Essay, Personal Profile, Essay Tests, Research Paper, Playwriting, Multi-Media Presentation.
Note: Assignments for this course are typically due Thursday 5:00 PM ET.
Age: Minimum age 14.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to write a strong paragraph, comprised of rich, cohesive sentences, and be ready to handle the depth of analysis and synthesis required for high school-level essay writing.